IMAGINE MORE: Racial Justice Begins with Us challenges us to imagine racial justice as integral to the future of New Jersey.

Our Goals

We’re challenging New Jersey to deliver “justice for all.”

Define a clear path and plan for reparations

Outline reparative strategies to address structural racism

Spotlight organizations on the ground doing the work

Identify entry points for residents to take action in their lives and communities

Racial justice should not be controversial

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About Us

IMAGINE MORE: Racial Justice Begins with Us brings together one of the largest and most diverse lineups of New Jersey organizations and voices from across the ideological spectrum to develop an action plan for racial justice and reparations. Participants include national thought leaders, philanthropic and community-based organizations, policy advocates, jurists, and local activists who have been directly impacted by injustice.

Events

Through a series of 6 virtual events IMAGINE MORE will work to educate the public on reparations and how remedying racial injustice will create a more stable and prosperous future for all of New Jersey. The events will connect residents with change-making organizations so that they can take action in their own communities. Following each event, participants will receive resources and information to guide them into action for racial justice and reparations.

Live captioning and Spanish interpretation will be available at each event.

Eliminating the Racial Wealth Gap and Ending Poverty

February 24, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

GUESTS

Paulette Brown, Locke Lord LLP (Moderator)

Andrea McChristian, NJ Institute for Social Justice

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Harvard Kennedy School

Solomon Middleton-Williams, Newark Community Street

Disrupting the Criminal Justice System

March 15, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

GUESTS

Lawrence S. Lustberg, FFNJ (Moderator)

Amol Sinha, ACLU-NJ

Kristin Henning, Georgetown University

Nafeesah Goldsmith, Salvation and Social Justice

Achieving Safe and Healthy Homes for All

April 26, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

GUESTS

Grizel Ubarry, FFNJ (Moderator)

Rev. Eric Dobson, Fair Share Housing Center

Sheryll Cashin, Georgetown University

Gantry Fox, Salvation and Social Justice

Reaching Equity in Education

May 17, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

GUESTS

Frank Argote-Freyre, Latino Action Network Foundation (Moderator)

Rev. Dr. Charles Boyer, Salvation & Social Justice

Elise Boddie, Rutgers University

Morghan Blair, High School Student

Ensuring Health for All

June 21, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

GUESTS

Michellene Davis, Esq., FFNJ (Moderator)

Dr. Denise Rodgers, Rutgers University

Jesselly De La Cruz, Latino Action Network Foundation

Maria Lopez-Nuñez, Ironbound Community Corporation

Jaye Wilson, Melinated Moms

Building Political Power of the Most Impacted

July 21, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

GUESTS

Richard Roper, FFNJ (Moderator)

Charlene Walker, Faith in New Jersey

Ai-jen Poo, Domestic Workers Alliance

Diana Mejia, Wind of the Spirit